Welcome to Lac Le Jeune

Lac Le Jeune is approximately 158.7 ha. (392 ac.) and is located between Merritt and Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. It has a 213-hectare provincial park, run by the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment, and is a popular fishing spot for "fighting" Rainbow Trout. It is a summer holiday spot with 144 campgrounds and the Lac Le Jeune resort.

The lake is located approximately 37 kilometres south of Kamloops or 47 kilometres north of Merritt, in the Thompson Nicola Regional District.


Lac Le Jeune was one of the practice lakes for the 1993 world fly fishing championship. It is a very popular family lake, offering a good rainbow fishery with trout up to 3 lbs. Trolling and spinning gear are the most popular methods used here, however, the numerous shoals around the lake have a diverse variety of insect life, which makes it popular for fly fishermen. In late June and early July there is a good sedge hatch, making for some exciting dry fly fishing in the late evenings.

Winter activities

The area has many trail systems that are used by snowmobilers, cross-country skiiers, snow shoers, and dog sledding teams have often been spotted. During some of the colder winter months, the frozen lake has been used for ice skating, ice fishing and kite sailing.